England prop set to leave Saints
TRANSFER NEWS: England prop Kieran Brookes will be leaving Premiership side Northampton Saints at the end of the season.
Brookes arrived at Franklin’s Gardens back in 2015 and has made 66 appearances in Black, Green and Gold to date.
The 27-year-old, who has won six of his 16 England caps at the Saints, insists he still has plenty to play for between now and the end of the season.
It’s being reported by the Coventry Telegraph that Brookes is likely heading to Wasps, who have lost the services of Irish tighthead Marty Moore, who will head to Ulster at the end of the season.
He said: "This is a decision I have not taken lightly and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my three years here at Saints.
"I wish all the players and staff at Franklin’s Gardens all the best for the future, and of course I will be giving the team absolutely everything I can on the pitch for the rest of the season to help Northampton move up the Premiership table,"
Commenting on Brookes' departure interim head coach Alan Dickens said: "We would like to thank Kieran for all his efforts at Franklin’s Gardens over the last three years and we wish him well.
"He still remains fully focused on giving his best for Saints from now until the end of the season, and helping us finish as strongly as possible in the Premiership and Anglo-Welsh Cup competitions.
"This starts on Saturday when we host London Irish at Franklin’s Gardens,"